As some persons know, there is a law related to ” National strategic special zone ( Kokka senryaku tokku = 国家戦略特区 “.
In the case a city or prefecture is designated as National strategic special zone ( Kokka senryaku tokku = 国家戦略特区, you do not need to obtain hotel license to operate hotel business there.
You can obtain other permit that is less regulated compared to hotel license and operate Minpaku, air bnb business there.
Fox example, Osaka prefecture ( Osaka fu ), Kyoto prefecture ( Kyoto fu ), Tokyo prefecture ( Tokyo to ) are designated as such zone.
And Osaka changed its municipal ordinance = Jourei = 条例.
However, Kyoto has not changed its municipal ordinance.
So, you can not apply for this special treatment in Kyoto.
You still need to obtain hotel license.
To the contrary, Kyoto has established office where persons can report illegal hotel business operators.
On the other hand, Kyoto is popular among tourists always.
So, it may be good to obtain hotel license and operate hotel business legally there.
In that case, I can assist you to purchase suitable real estate and obtain necessary license there.
As for Tokyo prefecture, as of July, 2017, only Ota ward in Tokyo prefecture has changed its ordinance.
So, you can not apply for this special treatment in Tokyo prefecture other than Ota ward ( 大田区 ).